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Oct 01 2019
mazatzal
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sunflower Trail #344Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 01 2019
mazatzal
Hiking10.30 Miles 1,520 AEG
Hiking10.30 Miles   5 Hrs   10 Mns   2.17 mph
1,520 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
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Hadn’t been all the way through to Sunflower on this trail since 2000 :o
70F when I started and 73 when I finished. Saw 6 horses and 1 deer. Nice hike :)
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Sep 19 2019
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Happy Jack - AZT #28Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 19 2019
mazatzal
Hiking3.00 Miles 600 AEG
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There are two single track sections left to complete the full 17 mile Happy Jack Single Track project.
1. About 2 miles: Shuffs tank southeast to the recrossing of 135D.
2. About 1.5 miles: 93/93J junction to a bit south of Foot In Tree tank.

A group of us “corridor brushed” and cleared deadfall on the Shuffs tank section.
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Sep 07 2019
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Little Saddle Mountain Trail #244Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 07 2019
mazatzal
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Cross F Ranch Trailhead:
A group of ATA folks, an eagle scout and additional volunteers installed a gate and built a connector trail from the old DPS/ADOT site down the slope to the the Little Saddle Mtn trail.
The site is now a new trailhead and camping area.
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Aug 29 2019
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Happy Jack - AZT #28Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 29 2019
mazatzal
Hiking12.70 Miles 1,210 AEG
Hiking12.70 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   2.46 mph
1,210 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
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Headed back to AZT #28 to check the progress on the single track work. The southern end is now finished up to the azt gate near FR 93F/93K junction.

I started from FR 82 and went to the AZT gate north of Foot In Tree Tank, the last couple of miles were off trail but following the flagging.

On the way back I think a lightning strike started a small fire off to the southwest (plume of smoke and smell of burning)

Saw 2 young elk near the beginning, then 3 more with huge antlers just south of Foot In Tree Tank and finally a large heard of 15+ on my way back again near Foot In Tree Tank.

Great day, nice weather and lucky to dodge a couple of thunderstorms that were nearby. Temp was 70 at the start and 63 at the end just after the second storm.
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Jul 25 2019
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Happy Jack - AZT #28Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 25 2019
mazatzal
Hiking11.70 Miles 870 AEG
Hiking11.70 Miles   5 Hrs   45 Mns   2.38 mph
870 ft AEG      50 Mns Break
 
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Started from Bargaman Park and took the new single track southeast to Daves Tank and back.

The first section to Wild Horse Tank opened last year. The next section from Wild Horse to Daves isn’t officially open yet but ACE completed the section to Daves and onward to 93/95J junction a week or two ago. The tread is excellent and there is nice variety of ponderosa/meadows/juniper and some burned areas. There are good views south and southeast from the high point between Wild Horse and Daves just as you begin the descent. We saw one mesa off in the distance that I think was Chevelon Butte.

Great day, nice temps and the occasional cool breeze. Stopped at That Brewery on the way back.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Wild Horse Tank 26-50% full 26-50% full
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Jul 18 2019
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Happy Jack - AZT #28Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 18 2019
mazatzal
Hiking6.70 Miles 1,050 AEG
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Worked behind the mini-excavator doing finishing work as it makes the new "Happy Jack Single Track”.

Saw one hiker along the current route, FR 93D. There was a fire about 4 miles to the north and I saw a couple of fire trucks but no smoke.

Like Shawn reported there are a lot of trees with lightning scars.
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Jul 12 2019
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Happy Jack - AZT #28Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 12 2019
mazatzal
Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
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A group of 8-10 continued work on Happy Jack Single Track project and split into two groups:

Day one: Group 1 installed gates "1-3” and group 2 installed 2 emblem signs and a water source near Daves Tank and an emblem sign near FR93/93J junction.

Day two: Group 1 installed gates “4-6” and group 2 installed water source signs at Foot in tree tank and Homestead tank. Later in the afternoon a group of 5 installed an emblem sign near Wild Horse tank.

Saw two elk and two young deer. Just like last week access to these locations is along some gnarly roads :lol:

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Jul 02 2019
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Happy Jack - AZT #28Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
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Three of us finished off pre-work for 6 AZT gates on Happy Jack Single Track project.

We staged concrete, water and dug holes for 3 gates and one sign. Temps were great and the occasional strong breeze kept us cool. Long day but fun :)

The roads out here give the vehicles a workout! Saw 6 elk on the way back.
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Jun 21 2019
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
General Crook Trail #130 - Coconino NFCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 21 2019
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Hiking19.00 Miles 2,110 AEG
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There is a Coconino NF plan to open General Crook trail along the rim and connect AZT #27 to Cabin Loops / Highline as well as link up to “Rim Country Trails”.

A group of us spent 2½ days clearing a boat load of deadfall and dog fir for about 6 miles from General Springs to FR 300 just past Myrtle trail(@FR 137). Good times with a great group. Saw 4 elk and 1 deer early on Sunday.

After we finished on Saturday did a short side trip up Baker Butte. On Sunday on the way back took a detour to Happy Jack went up Hutch Mtn then Apache Maid on my way to I-17.
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Jun 19 2019
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 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Happy Jack - AZT #28Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 19 2019
mazatzal
Hiking4.00 Miles 200 AEG
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Two of us installed hitching rails at Bargaman Park and Gooseberry Springs.
After the rails we cleared the 4 deadfall seen on my hike a couple of weeks ago.
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Jun 16 2019
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 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2019
mazatzal
Hiking2.00 Miles 200 AEG
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Took some out of town visitors. After MC we went to Dead Horse Ranch SP and wandered around then Jerome as well.
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Jun 13 2019
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 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Four Peaks - AZT #20Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 13 2019
mazatzal
Hiking3.00 Miles 550 AEG
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Four of us went to Four Peaks to clear deadfall along AZT #20.

First one was a bit tricky because it was hung up on another tree so first pulled it off the other tree so it was on the ground then we cut it. Safety first!
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Jun 10 2019
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 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Happy Jack - AZT #28Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 10 2019
mazatzal
Hiking6.00 Miles 600 AEG
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Eight of us worked on another part of the "Happy Jack Single Track" project: digging holes for 6 gates and staging the gates, concrete and water.

These 6 gates are located a few miles down some prey gnarly roads so just getting to all locations took some time. We had a few trailer and vehicle issues to deal with on the way...

Day 1: One group staged 5 gates plus concrete for gates 1 and 3 and water for gate 1. Another group dug holes for gate 1 and staged digging equipment for gate 2.

Day 2: Five of us staged gate 2 plus concrete / water and dug the holes. Finally we staged water for gate 3 and dug holes there.

Another 2-3 trips should see these gates all staged, dug and installed :)
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Jun 06 2019
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Happy Jack - AZT #28Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 06 2019
mazatzal
Hiking15.08 Miles 1,095 AEG
Hiking15.08 Miles   5 Hrs   50 Mns   2.70 mph
1,095 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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Started from Gooseberry Springs TH and went out and back to FR 135A. Perfect day, 68 when I started and 74 at the end.

Didn’t see anyone else all day just one elk crossing trail ahead of me too quick for a photo. A couple of fences were down on the ground and a couple of wires looked to have been cut :? I fixed one of the fences but the other was in bad shape. Saw 4 deadfall, 2 just south of FR 6048 and 2 just north of FR 6058 all were easy to go over or around.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Maxie Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Shuffs Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
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May 20 2019
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Upper Ranch Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 20 2019
mazatzal
Hiking9.00 Miles 780 AEG
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Another cool day! Actually cold… got rained on and hailed on. Did not bring wet weather gear :doh:
55F when we started and 50F when we finished.

Upper Ranch - Basalt Ridge - Hawknest - Broken Spoke - High Desert - Corral - Browns Rd

After we turned onto Basalt ridge we only saw 5 bikers the whole rest of the way.
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May 17 2019
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Turpentine Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 17 2019
mazatzal
Hiking11.00 Miles 780 AEG
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Had to take advantage of the cool weather again! 62 when I started at 9am and 70 when I finished at 1:30 :)

Turpentine - Black Hill - Morning Vista - 136th - Monument - Black Hill - Service Rd 4 - Dixileta - Whiskey Bottle - Chuckwagon - Balanced Rock - Granit Mtn loop - Granite Mtn - Powerline 2.

14 bikers, 2 hikers, 1 buzzworm.
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May 10 2019
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62 male
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Upper Ranch Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 10 2019
mazatzal
Hiking10.00 Miles 860 AEG
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860 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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We had to take advantage of the cool weather!

Upper Ranch - Basalt Ridge - Hawknest - Broken Spoke - High Desert - Stagecoach - Cholla Mtn Loop - Maverick - Browns Rd

After we turned onto Basalt ridge we only saw 4 bikers and 1 hiker.
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May 04 2019
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Mogollon Rim Vista LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 04 2019
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Hiking12.60 Miles 2,300 AEG
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Started at 260 TH and took the Highline to Drew trail, along the rim to Military Sinkhole and down to 260 TH. Cool at the start but overall perfect weather.
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May 02 2019
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Latigo Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 02 2019
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Hiking11.00 Miles 900 AEG
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Latigo - Hackamore - Cone Man Loop - Basalt Ridge - Hawknest - Broken Spoke - High Desert - Stagecoach - Cholla Mtn Loop - Maverick - Browns Rd

Saw 20 hikers and 4 bikers :o it’s usually the other way round. And all except 2 bikers were in the first few miles.
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Apr 23 2019
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Whiterock Mesa - AZT #25Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 23 2019
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Hiking6.00 Miles 1,400 AEG
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Five of us continued the effort to plan a possible route from Saddle Ridge across Rock Creek and along Alder Ridge to East Tank. This could cut out a 5 mile power line / road walk and shorten the trail by 3-4 miles!

We wrapped up scouting on Alder Ridge just before the drop into Rock Creek, had lunch and headed back just as the rain started! We got hit by a pretty good downpour for a while but it cleared up as we got back to the vehicles.
Saw 2 thru hikers on the trail and 1 bike racer passing thru Pine TH.
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